150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press, The News & Observer; May 23, 2019 HAVANA Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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Man convicted of stealing Hammond, Indiana railroad bridge seeks new trial

By Craig Lyons, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 A Whiting man convicted of stealing a decommissioned Hammond railroad bridge is…

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Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019 The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States…

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California was first linked to the East Coast by ‘fast’ transportation 150 years ago

By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal; May 10, 2019 A century and a half ago today, a golden…

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Two historic paintings related to the Golden Spike will go on display in Helper, Utah. They almost were tossed out with the trash.

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune; May 2, 2019 Rick Harper is happy to retell how, while he…

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Saving France’s rural railways: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

By Adele Berti, Railway Technology; May 2, 2019 A report into the state and future of almost 10,000km of French…

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Ghana Picks Consortium for $2.2-Billion Railway Line

By Shem Oirere, Engineering News-Record; April 29, 2019 Ghana’s Ministry of Railways Development recently signed an agreement with the Ghana…

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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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Washington’s Long Bridge project impacting Amtrak expansion in Virginia

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; April 27, 2019 ABINGDON, Va. — A significant railroad bridge project in Arlington will…

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Chicago: CREATE partners plan groundbreaking, assign designer for projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 25, 2019 Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners plan to hold a…

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150th anniversary of golden spike expected to draw 12,000

By John O’Connell, Idaho State Journal; April 23, 2019 PROMONTORY, Utah — At a time when the North and South…

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Alaska Railroad income beats expectations in 2018

By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce; April 12, 2019 The Alaska Railroad Corp. managed to turn an $18 million…

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Germany: DB Network receives 72,000 requests from 430 operators for 2020 timetable slots

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 16, 2019 More than 430 operators are currently operating 40,000 services a day…

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National Transportation Safety Board: CSX workers were walking on Amtrak tracks when they were struck and killed in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 9, 2019 Two CSX railroad workers who were struck and killed by…

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Union Pacific Announces 150th Anniversary Celebration Commemorating Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; April 10, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific will…

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Death by Rail: What We’re Finally Learning About Preventing Wildlife-train Collisions

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator; April 5, 2019 Last year a terrible accident in India made headlines around the world.…

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Sacramento, California to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press; April 3, 2019 This year, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud…

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Bureau of Land Management to guide public on tour of original Promontory section of Transcontinental Railroad

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner; April 4, 2019 PROMONTORY — The remnants of original 90-mile Promontory Branch of the Transcontinental Railroad…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Light rail? Heavy rail? Subway? Rail transit modes fall on a continuum

By Matt Johnson (Editorial Board Alum), Greater Greater Washington; April 4, 20192 Despite wide variety in transit systems around the…

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